Founded in 1982, CWEE fosters personal and professional transformation for low-income single parent families through confidence building, customized skills training, and career advancement. CWEE believes that regardless of personal situations and other barriers to employment, when an appropriate level of education and support is provided, individuals can and will succeed.
CWEE has a long history of expertise and knowledge in the field of workforce development. We are advocates on many levels – from our work on poverty and education issues to our core programs and services – we work tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. CWEE’s holistic model is comprised of three key phases – preparing for employment, finding employment, and keeping employment.
Being a Mother can be one of the greatest joys in life. It can also be the most challenging. Whether it’s sleepless nights, driving the kids to and from sports practice, balancing a career and parenting, or searching for the smallest window of time to sip coffee alone, Motherhood (Parenthood for that matter) can be difficult. For the Mothers at CWEE, parenting has entirely different struggles. More than 90% of the individuals who attend our program are single Moms. They are typically young, are living at or below the federal poverty line and are receiving TANF (formally called welfare). Being a parent is challenging; being an impoverished parent is a daily struggle of survival; mentally and physically. The barriers CWEE’s participants face are endless. These individuals are working hard to change the dynamics for their families. Help by being part of this change.